Pleurothallis xanthella Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website

Full ShadeHot Warm Spring

Common Name The Yellowish Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations of 450 to 650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with narrowly elliptical, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 1" long, exceeding the leaf, successively single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Muscarella xanthella (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia xanthella (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella xanthella drawing fide;